Kevin Coldiron

Kevin Coldiron

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Kevin Coldiron is a Lecturer in the Master of Financial Engineering Program at the Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley, and Host of the Ideas Lab podcast series on the Top Traders Unplugged platform. Coldiron is a retired hedge fund manager with over 25 years of experience in quantitative finance. Prior to joining the Haas faculty, he was the Co-Owner and Co-CIO of Algert Coldiron Investors, a hedge fund which was consistently ranked by alternative investment consultants among the best equity market neutral managers globally. He previously headed the hedge fund business at Barclays Global Investors in London and has also worked as a currency market analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. he also serves as a Forbes Contributor, writing about investments and markets.

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Academic History




  • Coldiron is co-author with Tim and Jamie Lee of The Rise Of Carry, which was a top selling investment book on Amazon and awarded the 2020 Globie for Globalization Book of the Year.

  • He publishes a monthly newsletter called The Ideas Lab: New Ways To Understand Global Markets, which summarizes his writings, interviews and research.

  • He has been featured on top podcasts such as Bloomberg’s OddLots and Hidden Forces.